Six-year-old child dies in road accident

He was going to school when a speedy vehicle knocked him down


APP October 14, 2017
PHOTO: REUTERS

SARGODHA: Two people were killed in separate road accidents in the jurisdiction of Bhalwal and Midh Ranjha police stations.

The police said that six-year-old Ahmad Omer, a student of grade two, was going to school when a speedy vehicle knocked him down. As a result, he was killed on the spot. The police shifted the body to hospital for legal formalities.

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The police said a case had been registered against the accused driver and raids were being conducted to arrest him. In another incident, Najeebullah was killed when his mini oil tanker overturned near Bhalwal bypass.

The excise and taxation (E&T) department, during its weekly campaign against defaulters and illegal number plates, confiscated 350 vehicles at various points in the district.

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E&T Director Shahid Faridi said 650 vehicles were checked and 350 were confiscated for having unregistered and illegal number plates. He added 400 tax defaulters were given warnings.

Published in The Express Tribune, October 14th, 2017.

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